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At Cygnets we welcome all pre-school children aged 2 and up to have fun and learn in a caring and stimulating environment. Cygnets works within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The main principle of the EYFS is learning through play.
 EYFS Parents Guide

Opening Hours

Milton Cygnets

The Cygnets Milton Pre-School is open for 38 weeks a year, Monday to Friday, 9.05am – 3.05pm. Please see the list of term dates at Term Dates. The setting adopts the same holidays and closure days as Milton Primary School. Any additional closure days will be notified.

Children can attend

  • 2 year old children can attend - Morning Sessions without lunch (9.05am to 11.35am) or Afternoon Sessions without lunch (12.35pm to 3.05pm) in the Ladybird room which is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • 3 year old children can attend - All Day Sessions from 9.05am to 3.05pm, Morning Sessions WITH Lunch from 9.05am to 12.35pm or Afternoon Sessions WITH Lunch from 11.35am to 3.05pm or as above in the Laybird room which is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Pre-school children have a choice of All Day Sessions, Morning or Afternoon Sessions with or without Lunch in the Bumble Bee room which is open Monday to Friday.


All children are funded for up to 15 hours per week starting from the term following their 3rd birthday. This is called Nursery Education Funding (NEF) and is provided by the council. You will be given relevant information and forms to be completed in order to claim; please ensure forms are handed back promptly  

Funded 2's

Some two year old can receive 15 hours of free childcare/early learning a week. Please contact The Dolphin Children’s Centre on 01223 472791 to find out more.

Fees September 2017

If your child is not eligible for funding or if you have chosen to pay for additional hours the fees are

  • £5 per hour for 3 year old children.
  • £5.25 per hour for 2 year old children.


If you would like to register your child at Cygnets, you will need to complete one of our registration forms. You can register your child anytime from 18 months, but please note your date of registration is irrelevant when sessions are allocated. Please contact us for a registration form or download the relevant one from the home page.

Note that the termly closing dates for application are outlined in the application form.


All our items have the Cygnets name and logo printed on them.

Sweatshirts £11.00 each (age 3-4 or 5-6)
T-Shirts £7.00 each (age 3-4 or 5-6)
Caps £3.50 each
Caps with back flaps £3.50 each

Sweatshirts £4.00 each
T-Shirts £2.00 each
(Various Sizes and Colours Available)

Please email Alison at or ask a member of staff for a uniform order form.